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Elle, Moonlight and Silence Dominate 14th ICS Award Nominations


A French tale of rape revenge, traversing the toxic masculinity as a gay, African-American boy to man and Christain missionaries in 17th century feudal Japan dominated the 14th International Cinephile Society’s 2017 nominations today. I am a voting member of the ICS.

Elle, Moonlight, and Silence all earned eight nominations including Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay. All three films also earned acting nominations as well; Isabelle Huppert (Elle) for Best Actress, Andrew Garfield and Issei Ogata (Silence) for Actor and Supporting Actor, respectively and Mahershala Ali and André Holland both earned Supporting Actor nominations for Moonlight.

Right behind, with seven and six nominations, were Pedro Almódovar’s Julieta and Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann. Both films also landed in Picture and Director with acting nominations to boot. Apichatpong Weerasethakul joined the above group in Director for Cemetery of Splendor, which also was nominated for Picture.

Never one to be accused of falling in line with Oscar nominations (14-time Oscar nominee La La Land earned just a single mention here) or even the majority of critics, today saw nominations for Tom Bennet in Love & Friendship, Score nominations for The Neon Demon and The Red Turtle, Embrace of the Serpent as well as tremendous Asian representation for films like The Handmaiden, Mountains May Depart and Right Now, Wrong Then.

Best Actress is a truly international category with a rich tapestry of representation from North America, South America, Europe, and Asia in the form of Natalie Portman (Jackie), Sonia Braga (Aquarius), Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann), Isabelle Huppert (Elle), and Zhao Tao (Mountains May Depart).

Winners of the 14th ICS Awards will be announced on February 19, 2017.

Here is the full list of nominations:

• Cemetery of Splendor
• Certain Women
• Elle
• Jackie
• Julieta
• Manchester by the Sea
• Moonlight
• Silence
• Things to Come
• Toni Erdmann

• Maren Ade – Toni Erdmann
• Pedro Almodóvar – Julieta
• Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
• Martin Scorsese – Silence
• Paul Verhoeven – Elle
• Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Cemetery of Splendor

• Aquarius
• Being 17
• Cemetery of Splendor
• Cosmos
• Elle
• Embrace of the Serpent
• The Handmaiden
• Julieta
• Mountains May Depart
• Things to Come
• Toni Erdmann

• Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
• Adam Driver – Paterson
• Colin Farrell – The Lobster
• Andrew Garfield – Silence
• Jae-yeong Jeong – Right Now, Wrong Then
• Peter Simonischek – Toni Erdmann

• Sonia Braga – Aquarius
• Sandra Hüller – Toni Erdmann
• Isabelle Huppert – Elle
• Natalie Portman – Jackie
• Zhao Tao – Mountains May Depart

• Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
• Tom Bennett – Love & Friendship
• Alden Ehrenreich – Hail, Caesar!
• André Holland – Moonlight
• Issei Ogata – Silence

• Viola Davis – Fences
• Lily Gladstone – Certain Women
• Sandrine Kiberlain – Being 17
• Nicole Kidman – Lion
• Masami Nagasawa – Our Little Sister

• Cemetery of Splendor – Apichatpong Weerasethakul
• The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
• Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
• Things to Come – Mia Hansen-Løve
• Toni Erdmann – Maren Ade

• Certain Women – Kelly Reichardt
• Elle – David Birke
• Julieta – Pedro Almodóvar
• Love & Friendship – Whit Stillman
• Moonlight – Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney
• Silence – Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese

• Embrace of the Serpent – David Gallego
• Evolution – Manuel Dacosse
• Jackie – Stéphane Fontaine
• Moonlight – James Laxton
• Silence – Rodrigo Prieto

• Arrival – Joe Walker
• Elle – Job ter Burg
• Jackie – Sebastián Sepúlveda
• Moonlight – Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders
• Silence – Thelma Schoonmaker

• Hail, Caesar! – Jess Gonchor
• The Handmaiden – Seong-hie Ryu
• Julieta – Antxón Gómez
• La La Land – David Wasco
• Silence – Dante Ferretti

• Elle – Anne Dudley
• Jackie – Mica Levi
• Julieta – Alberto Iglesias
• The Neon Demon – Cliff Martinez
• The Red Turtle – Laurent Perez Del Mar

• Certain Women
• Elle
• Julieta
• The Lobster
• Moonlight

• Kubo and the Two Strings
• My Life as a Zucchini
• The Red Turtle
• Your Name
• Zootopia

• Cameraperson
• Francofonia
• Fuocoammare
• No Home Movie
• O.J.: Made in America

• Brothers of the Night
• The Death of Louis XIV
• Despite the Night
• Happy Times Will Come Soon
• The Lost City of Z
• Nocturama
• The Ornithologist
• Personal Shopper
• A Quiet Passion
• Sieranevada
• Slack Bay
• The Son of Joseph
• Staying Vertical
• Sweet Dreams
• Yourself and Yours

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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